5
March
2012

Ross Hawkes - So, Just What Do We Mean By Local? (7 of 9)

So, Just What Do We Mean By Local? (7 of 9)

Local TV? Local papers? Local websites? The media are going down to street level thanks to the rise of social media and cheap technology. But what exactly do we mean by local? How local is it-a street, village, town? How are they reached and served? Is there really any local interest in local news? Just what do we mean by local?

Ross is a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University with experience at a variety of print titles in the Midlands. 10,000 people a month visit Ross’s Lichfield Live blog, set-up following the closure of the local newspaper, the Lichfield Post.